Policies for MSIS and MST Degrees

Statute of Limitations

The normal full-time course load is 9 to 12 credits per term; thus a full time student will complete the program in three or four terms. Those needing to complete the degree program in one academic year (three consecutive terms) must be available for both day and evening courses. The normal part-time course load is six credits per term, which permits part-time students to complete the program in six terms.

The MSIS and MST degree programs must be completed within four years of the first term in which courses were taken after admission.

Exceptions to the four-year limit due to extenuating circumstances must be approved by the School’s faculty via a student petition.

Residence Requirements

Full-time study on campus is considered most beneficial to the student, but we recognize that many students hold jobs or have other off-campus responsibilities that make full-time study impossible. Degree requirements, therefore, can be met by full- or part-time study or a combination of both. While the school endeavors to offer a wide variety of courses (day and evening), it cannot offer as full and rich a program of studies to those who are constrained by personal obligations.

To maintain active student status, students must register for at least three credits during one of the terms of the calendar year. It is recommended that part-time students register for at least six credits during two of the three terms of the academic year to maintain reasonable progress through the program.